Rick Casali
North Point Yacht Sales
7330 Edgewood Road
Annapolis, MD, US
Office: 410-280-2038
Mobile: 410-279-5309

1988 Bristol 41.1 Center Cockpit keel/centerboard
Boat Type: Cruiser Address: Annapolis (Jabins), MD, US Price: $145,000


Price reduction of $5,000 on 9/15/11. New asking price of $145,000.   This 1988 keel/centerboard is one of the last Bristol 41.1's built.  This late-model Bristol 41.1 center cockpit was custom built for the owners:  This one-owner vessel has some custom features not seen on other Ted Hood-designed 41.1's:

  • double-spreader rig
  • a larger owners' sleeping arrangement with 7-foot berth to starboard
  • higher coamings in the cockpit
  •  rectangular, opening ports in lieu of the traditional, fixed trapizoid windows
  •  Newer Yanmar 55 h.p. diesel
  • Hood Sto-way mainsail furling
  •  New air conditioning & heat by Cruisair
  •  Westerbeke generator in a sound box & separate from the engine compartment 
  • Centerboard winch cleared from cockpit & built into navigation station
  • Opening deck hatch in bow to chain locker & sail locker in lieu of anchor well
  •  This Bristol 41.1 is well equipped, and has a more contemporary look and feel.


The hull is Awlgripped dark blue and looks great.  She is equipped with radar, autopilot, GPS/plotter, and an inverter/charger.  The layout is great for cruising with two staterooms and two heads w/showers.  The salon is large, and airy with two large opening deck hatches, and 6 opening ports.   She features a settee to stbd. in lieu of the barrel chairs, so there is a great sea berth in the salon.  Adding to ventilation below are two large, chrome Dorade vents with stainless guards.


The Bristol 41.1 is perfect for cruising in shoal waters with her keel/centerboard design.  The draft is only 4' 6" with the board raised.  So cruising the Chesapeake, Bahamas and other shoal waters is possible.  And when going to windward, lower the large centerboard to a draft of almost 8 feet for upwind sailing.  Ted Hood and Bristol Marine perfected keel/centerboard designs with hundreds of yachts built.


For sail control, the Hood Sto-way in-mast furling offers easy deployment and furling of the large mainsail using an electric motor with switch in the cockpit.   And the genoa is furling using the Schaefer 3100 system  with a cockpit control line. Sails are by Scott.   An assymetrical cruising spinnaker is included in the sail inventory. The genoa winches are Lewmar 55 ST self tailers.  And there are secondary self tailers for the traveler and other control lines.  Two Lewmar 46 ST's are located conveniently behind the helmsman to trim the mainsheet and traveller.


The Bristol 41.1 design by Ted Hood & Dieter Empacher is a well-built sloop you can cruise offshore or in protected waters.  Her solid fiberglass hull is hand-laid, and the lead ballast is internal inside the keel cavity where it is glassed in place.  The hull-to-deck joint is thru-bolted as well as fiberglassed from the inside.  Chainplates and knees are much more stout than those found in lighter, lesser boats built today.  Side decks are wide, making going forward and aft safe and easy.   The hull shape has  ample rocker and full bilges which give a  good motion at sea plus good sea manners in large seas.

As can be seen from the large yacht inventory, everything needed for extended cruising is on board:  safety gear; navigation gear; galley gear;  etc.   

Make arrangements to see her today.  Call for more details.


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Bristol Vessel Name: Merrilly
Model: 41.1 Center Cockpit keel/centerboard Boat Type: Cruiser
Year: 1988 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Sail Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Annapolis (Jabins), MD, US Designer: Ted Hood/ Dieter Empacher
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 41 ft - 12.5 meter LOA: 41 ft - 12.5 meter
Draft - max: 8 ft - 2.44 meter Draft - min: -
Beam: 12 ft 9 in - 3.89 meter Bridge Clearance: 59 ft 6 in - 18.14 meter
Dry Weight: 26530 ft - 8086.34 meter    


Make: Yanmar Engine Type: Inboard
Model: 4JH3-TE Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine(s): 1 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 361 Horsepower: 55 (Individual), 55 (combined)
Cruise Speed: 7 MPH Max Speed: 8 MPH
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 100 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: 20 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 160 gallons - 1 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 3 Crew Cabins: -
Total Berths: 3 Crew Berths: -
Total Sleeps: - Crew Sleeps: -
Total Heads: 2 Crew Heads: -
Captains Cabin: -    


  • Owners' stateroom aft with custom queen berth which allows sleeping fore & aft or athwartship
  • Large salon with fixed dining table w/ two wings
  • L-settee to port converts to double berth
  • Settee to starboard converts to single berth - great at sea
  • Six opening ports & two opening hatches in salon
  • Solid teak & holly sole throughout vessel
  • Excellent headroom of 6'5" or more
  • Chart table to port with electrical panels
  • Air conditioning and reverse cycle heat w/ new panel
  • Generator for A/C afloat
  • Owners' stateroom aft with private head & lots of storage and hanging lockers

  • Shipmate propane range and oven
  • Samsung microwave oven
  • SeaFrost refrigeration/freezer (needs repairs or replacement)
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Large counter space
  • Teak cabinets/lockers for dishes,glasses, cups & stores
  • Two opening ports above galley
  • Galley located in companionway from salon to owners' cabin

Electrical system
  • 12 volt electrical panel w/ breakers
  • 110 volt shorepower panel w/ breakers
  • Polarity indicator
  • 30 amp shorepower & cord
  • 3.8 kw Westerbeke generator in soundshield
  • Only 29 hours on genset
  • Cruisaire air conditioning w/ digital panel
  • Heart Interface Link 20 inverter/charger
  • Combiner switch for emergency engine start
  • 2 electric bilge pump
  • Ideal electric anchor windlass
  • Reading lights (16)
  • Chart light
  • Hella cabin fans (3)

Electronics & navigation
  • Navman 5600 GPS/plotter at helm
  • Furuno 25-mile 1621 radar at helm & nav station (did not boot up this Spring)
  • Robertson/SIMRAD autopilot
  • B&G Hecta depth sounder
  • B&G Hornet sailing instruments
  • ICOM VHF radio
  • Jensen MDC 964 5W AM/FM/cassette/CD system w/ speakers


Deck and hull
  • Hull Awlgripped flag blue in 2007
  • Factory rub rail w/ s.s. striker over teak
  • Solid fiberglass, hand-laid up hull
  • Internal lead ballast glassed into hull cavity
  • Hull-to-deck joint thru-bolted & glassed inside
  • Molded-in non-skid pattern
  • Dorade vents (2) in chrome w/ stainless guards
  • Ideal electric anchor windlass
  • Custom higher coamings in cockpit
  • Dodger
  • Awning which zips onto the dodger
  • Binnacle/pedestal cover
  • New (2011) Edson teak cockkpit table
  • Lazzarette storage locker for fenders, lines, etc.
  • Vented propane storage locker w/ aluminum tanks
  • High teak toe rail
  • Teak Dorade boxes
  • Varnished teak eyebrow
  • Stainless steel bow and stern welded hardware
  • Midship cleats and chocks
  • Stainless steel & teak swim ladder
  • Double life lines w/ boarding gates

Sails and rigging
  • Hood Sto-way mainsail system w/ electric furling
  • Cockpit control for mainsail furling
  • Schaefer roller furling for genoa
  • Scott radial-cut mainsail (original)
  • Scott radial-cut furling genoa  (original)
  • Assymetric cruising spinnaker
  • Spinnaker/whisper pole track & padeye on mast
  • Double spreader rig
  • Lewmar 55 ST primay genoa winches
  • Lewmar 40 ST mainsheet winch behind helmsman
  • Large stainless turning blocks
  • Inboard genoa tracks
  • Lewman 46 ST secondary winches
  • Topping lift
  • Boom vang
  • Centerboard winch by Merriman

  • Yanmar diesel 55 h.p. w. only 361 hrs
  • Single lever shift'/throttle engine controls
  • New Yanmar control panel
  • Three blade prop
  • Line cutter on prop shaft
  • 3.8 kw Westerbeke genset in sound box
  • Only 37 hrs on genset
  • Air conditioning/reverse cycle heat
  • Bronze thru hulls
  • Merriman centerboard winch
  • Ideal electric anchor windlass
  • Bilge pumps
  • Edson wheel steering & quadrant
  • Emergency tiller

  • Beam:  12' 9"
  • Length water line:  33; 3"
  • Displacement:  26,530 lbs
  • Ballast:  10,500 lbs
  • Bridge clearance:  59' 5"
  • Draft:  4' 6" board up/  8' board down

Miscellaneous inventory
Owners Manuals   
Chesapeake Cruising Guide  
Chesapeake Cruising Book  
Vessel Documentation  
Centerboard Winch Handle  
Windlass emergency handle/release 
Stowaway mast manual handle 
Deck Keys   
Extra boat keys   
Boat startup  & operating instructions 
Divider & parrallels   
Channel Lock Pliers   
Shore Power Adapter  
Winch Handles (4)   
Flashlights (2)   
Emergency Flares (expired)  
Backup Anchor Light  
Sunscreen & bugspray  
Maintenance sprays (WD40, head lube, etc)
Tape (duct, electrical, rigging)  
Spare Belts   
Yanmar toolkit   
Absorbant Towls   
Legs for pull out bunk  
Safety Harnesses (2)  
Safety Harness Tethers (2)  
Stowaway mast silencer strip  
Electrical Toolbox   
Regular Toolbox   
Grilling Supplies   
Extra deck plates   
Water Filters   
Head Maintenance Kit  
Engine Filters & Belts  
Dodger Cockpit Extension Canvas 
US Flag    
Sailbags for Main and Geneoa  
Fire Extinguisher   
Cockpit Cushions (3)  
Fire Extinguisher   
Pots and Pans   
Butane Lighter   
Large and small plates (10 each) 
Salad bowls (7)   
Mixing Bowls   
Kitchen utensils   
Bucket with cleaning supplies  
Engine Oil   
Cruising Spinnaker   
Washdown Hose and Nozzle  
Spinnaker Sheets   
Fenders (4)   
Dock Lines (4)   
Collapsable Dingy Motor Lift (Forespar?) 

NPYS Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Rick Casali
North Point Yacht Sales
7330 Edgewood Road
Annapolis, MD, US
Office: 410-280-2038
Mobile: 410-279-5309